Potterheads And Directioners Unite On Twitter

In the biggest meeting of super-fandoms since Britney Spears guest starred on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, One Direction appears in J.K. Rowling’s latest book. Potterheads, meet the Directioners. I think you two are going to get along great.

J.K. Rowling has long been the fearless leader of (probably) the world’s biggest fandom — but lately there’s been another Harry stealing everyone’s fangirl hearts. But the competition is officially over. Rowling has just managed to spearhead the Directioner fandom as well — by slipping in a little reference to 1D member Niall in Career of Evil , her latest novel which she wrote under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. This being a Cormoran Strike book, the reference is more than a little dark: Niall appears as the imaginary boyfriend of a murdered girl. Thanks, J.K., that’s now going to haunt me when I’m listening to Perfect on repeat.

Of course, the Internet is in meltdown. Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce have all tried and failed to break the Internet — but, beloved as they are, their armies of superfans can’t quite rival the sheer power of Potterheads and Directioners united. Send out your last tweets, everyone, because this merging of the fandoms might actually do it.

Niall has yet to comment on his new position as official J.K. Rowling fave, but as he's admitted in the past to being "obsessed with Harry Potter", this is bound to be sirius-ly good news.